Italy on a roll as they meet Turkey


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 15, 2017 - Italy are on a roll after bagging their third straight win in the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix when they meet Turkey in Macau Sunday. This included handing reiging world champions USA their first defeat of the season, Saturday. Furthermore, Italy have only lost once to Turkey in an official competition, going down in four sets at the 2014 World Grand Prix.

• Italy have won four of their previous five World Grand Prix matches with Turkey.
• Turkey's only win against Italy in the World Grand Prix came in 2014 (3-1).
• That victory marks Turkey's only win over Italy at world level tournaments (7 losses).

• Italy (99) are one short of becoming the sixth team to lose 100 World Grand Prix matches.
• Italy have won three consecutive World Grand Prix matches, after beginning the 2017 campaign with two defeats.
• Italy could win four consecutive World Grand Prix matches for the first time since a run of six in a row from 2012 to 2013.
• Italy could win four consecutive World Grand Prix matches in a single year for the first time since a run of five in a row in 2011.

• Turkey have lost eight of their last nine World Grand Prix matches, with the only exception in that run the 3-1 victory against Belgium in their second fixture in this year's competition.
• The fewest number of wins Turkey have recorded in a single World Grand Prix campaign is two in 2015.
• Turkey's defeat in their last fixture against China means they have now lost more World Grand Prix matches than they have won (W34-L35).


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